2nd Wits HIV/AIDS in the Workplace - Research Symposium

In response to a growing public health crisis that targets primarily those most productive in the population, the public and private sectors have a significant role to play in managing HIV/AIDS and contributing to a comprehensive national response. South African-based research on HIV/AIDS in the workplace is at the cutting edge of the global response to the pandemic, and the need to document and replicate successful responses is critical. Wits Business School is hosting the second HIV/AIDS in the Workplace Research Symposium on the 29th and 30th of May.

Doctors will emigrate

Doctors in private practice will flee the country in droves if Health Minister Manto Tshabalala- Msimang caps the rates they may charge patients. That is according to a survey of doctors, commissioned by the SA Medical Association. It found that most doctors and specialists in private practice would emigrate if the National Health Amendment Bill were enacted. Of the 2568 general practitioners and specialists who responded to the survey, 60percent said they would consider leaving the country if the bill became law . The association has 4941 specialist members countrywide in private and public practice.

Understanding Human Sexuality Seminars Series

Africa Regional Sexuality Resources Center (ARSRC) in association with the Health Systems Trust (HST) and the Department of Health Studies at the University of South Africa, is pleased to invite you to the Understanding Human Sexuality Seminars Series.

The seminar is open to the general public. It is an opportunity for scholars, students, social workers, Practitioners, and Policy Markers interested in the field of Sexuality in Africa to learn, share experiences and advocate in favour of healthy, respectful, responsible and pleasurable sexuality.

Sexuality and HIV

A presentation made at the March 2005 Understanding Human Sexuality Seminar.

I convene an interdisciplinary programme in HIV/AIDS and Society. The core introductory course is called Critical Issues in the Study of HIV/AIDS and Society. In this course we explicitly take key social issues around the infection and epidemic and hold them up for scrutiny. In our view good and effective interventions to reduce the rate of infection and prevent transmission, must be the product of an open debate that sometimes challenges the conventional wisdom.

Government to curb private healthcare costs

The government is to intervene to curb rocketing private healthcare costs and prevent the sector's demise, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said on Tuesday. The health charter task team, among others, has been discussing the challenge of making healthcare more affordable, she told the National Assembly's health committee. However, these discussions are taking much longer than anticipated, with no indication of the outcome. I have therefore decided that the current challenges in the private sector are best resolved through legislative interventions, she said. The resolutions at the private healthcare sector indaba (meeting), convened by the Health Ministry in September last year, have mandated the Health Department to introduce legislative interventions to address the high costs of private healthcare, she said.

Understanding Human Sexuality Seminar Series - Call for Abstracts

Africa Regional Sexuality Resources Center (ARSRC) in association with the Health Systems Trust (HST) and the Department of Health Studies at the University of South Africa, is pleased to call for abstracts for its Understanding Human Sexuality Seminars Series.

Report: Dispute over private-hospital fee hikes

The registrar of medical schemes, Patrick Masobe, has threatened to take private hospitals to the Competition Commission if they fail to justify their price increases planned for next year, Business Day reported on Monday.

Mental Health Officer

Closing Date: 15 November 2007
We invite applications for this contract position, for appointment on 1 December 2007. This is a 6 month full-time position, stationed at Liesbeeck Midwife Obstetric Unit (MOU), Mowbray Maternity Hospital.